The National Weather Service has extended the HIGH SURF ADVISORY for NORTH FACING SHORES of MOLOKAI and MAUI, now in effect until 6:00 a.m. Saturday.
The high surf advisory for east facing shores of Molokai and Maui is cancelled. Surf along east facing shores have dropped below the advisory threshold.
A High Surf Advisory means that high surf will affect beaches in the advisory area, producing rip currents and localized beach erosion.
EFFECTS: A rising northwest swell will bring advisory level surf through early Saturday morning. Expect surf heights to reach 12 to 18 feet across north facing shores.
Forecast surf heights are estimates of the height of the face or front of waves.
IMPACTS: EXPECT STRONG BREAKING WAVES, SHORE BREAK, AND STRONG LONGSHORE AND RIP CURRENTS, MAKING SWIMMING DIFFICULT AND DANGEROUS.
PRECAUTIONARY MEASURES: BEACHGOERS, SWIMMERS, AND SURFERS SHOULD HEED ALL ADVICE GIVEN BY OCEAN SAFETY OFFICIALS AND EXERCISE CAUTION. WHEN IN DOUBT…DON’T GO OUT.
INFORMATION: Maui Civil Defense Agency will continue to monitor the situation. Please listen to your local radio and TV stations or NOAA Weather Radio broadcasts for any updates.
NOAA Weather Broadcasts can be reached by calling 1-866-944-5025. NOAA Weather Internet services can be found at www.prh.noaa.gov/hnl.
Pre-recorded advisories and notifications are available 24-hours a day on the Maui County Automated Information System (AIS) by calling 986-1200.